Recreation Youth Programs
Summer Youth Program Registration
The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for its 2020 summer sports camps in June, 2020. Sign-ups are at the Dobisky Visitor's Center, 100 Riverside Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All youth must sign-up at the Dobisky Visitor's Center before they are allowed to participate in any Parks and Recreation Department sponsored sports camp. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 393-1980 or check out its Facebook page at "Ogdensburg City Recreation."
Cost for each camp is $25. The department does run a "Sports Special" so if a child wants to sign up for three sports camps (including swimming lessons), the cost would be $60, a savings of $15.
2019 Sports Camps (2020 Sports Camps will be available in June, 2020)
Track: Ogdensburg Free Academy Track Coach John Tebo will conduct the 20th annual Track Camp for boys and girls grades 2 through 7 at the Ogdensburg Free Academy track from June 27 through 28, July 1 through 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Activities include: high and long jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and relays.
Gymnastics: Staff will conduct gymnastics for boys and girls, ages 4 through 12, at the Lockwood Arena July 8 through 12. Ages 4 through 6 will go from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and ages 7 to 12 will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Activities include pommel horse, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
Soccer: Recreation staff will offer instruction in all phases of this sport at Montroy Park on July 8 through 12. Boys and girls ages 4 through 15 can enhance skills through small group instruction and intramural games. Youth in grades K through 2 will got from 9 to 10 a.m.; grades 3 through 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. and grades 6 through 8 will participate from 11 a.m. to noon.
Cheerleading Camp: Staff will conduct the 21st annual Cheerleading Camp for girls' ages 4 through 12 on July 15-19. Ages 4 through 7 will go from 9 to 10:30 a.m. while ages 8 through 12 will go from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Lockwood Arena. Cheerleading is an integral part of sports teams' success.
Boys'/Girls' Lacrosse: Our 15th annual camp, for boys and girls ages 6 through 15 will stress the development of lacrosse skills including: passing, catching, attack, defense and goaltending. Those participating in this camp should have lacrosse sticks, gloves and helmets/goggles. The camp will be held at Montroy Park from July 15 through 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Baseball: Staff will conduct the baseball camp for boys ages 6 to 12 from July 29 through Aug. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Montroy Park. The camp will stress developing better hitting, fielding and pitching skills. Intramural games will be held daily.
Hockey: Staff will direct an off-ice hockey camp at the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center for youths 6 through 12 on Aug. 5 through 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Camp will include off-ice training, conditioning, shooting, face-offs and small games. There will be contests in the following categories: most accurate shooter, fastest stick handler in obstacle course.
Girls'/Boys' Basketball: The annual Boys' and Girls' Basketball Camp for grades K through 8 will be held from Aug. 12 through 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Skill development will be stressed including fundamentals in passing, dribbling and shooting. This year, the camp will be held at the outdoor courts at Father Martin Field with a rain location of the Lockwood Arena. Participants in grades K through 2 will go from 9 to 10 a.m./grades 3 through 5 will go from 10 to 11 a.m. and grades 6 through 8 will go from 11 a.m. to noon.
Winter Youth Program Registration
2020 Sports Camps
Biddy Basketball, for both boys and girls, is on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7 and ending Feb. 1 and is for youths in grades K-6 at Ogdensburg Free Academy. The schedule is as follows: 8-9 a.m. for youth in grades kindergarten to second; 9-10 a.m. for grades 3-4; and 10-11 a.m. for grades 5-6. Thanks to a donation from “The Freddie” basketball tournament committee, all youth interested will be able to participate for free. However, ALL youth must be registered in order to participate.
If you would like our department to expand on any existing program or create new ones, we would welcome your suggestions. Write down your ideas and send them to us or call the Recreation Office.
The City of Ogdensburg maintains a standard liability insurance policy that does not cover medical costs for anyone injured during the normal course of participation in any Recreation Department program. All persons participate at their own risk.